The Moto X lookalike rendered for the press ahead of its probably imminent announcement lacks concrete specification intel, though it could well improve on the Lenovo Vibe X2 and X2 Pro.
When Lenovo purchased Motorola Mobility from Google, the Chinese PC specialist was expected to absorb the Chicago-based company while making the most of its smartphone expertise. Not many would have wagered on the Moto brand’s survival, but ultimately, the parent outfit decided to keep promoting it on the Western hemisphere.
Furthermore, Lenovo apparently intends to rely on Motorola’s resources for own-brand device manufacturing too, and we wouldn’t be shocked to see Vibes or Phabs replaced with Xs, Gs and Es altogether, including in Asia.
For the time being, “Lenovorola” seems to be working on a so-called Lemon X handheld that eerily resembles recent Moto X installments, especially viewed from behind. The shape of the chassis, subtly arched around the corners, the overall design language, and above all, the metallic rear camera structure suggest a new team of engineers may have envisioned this prototype.
Still, odds are this is a Lenovo-labeled product, probably a Vibe X3 to follow in X2 Pro’s footsteps with a major redesign, and minor spec enhancements. The front-facing stereo speakers are new, the rear-fitted fingerprint sensor likewise, with a trio of capacitive buttons essentially the only element evoking previous Vibe releases rather than the Moto X Style or X Play.
Without knowing anything for sure, we can speculate the “Lemon X” will be walking the fine line between the mid and high-end segments, sporting a 5.5-inch or so Full HD display, 21 MP dual LED flash main photographic unit, 8 megapixel selfie shooter, Snapdragon 808 SoC, 2 or 3 GB RAM, and at least 32 GB internal storage space.
Okay, that’s definitely closer to the top tier, albeit not exactly Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus-“killing” material. Hopefully, the price will be right.